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EatBeat: Experience the Chef’s Table at Ibis Country Club in My Florida Weekly Story

February 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment

Dining table in the Ibis Country Club kitchen is made from two prep tables

Chef Jerome Nicolas

Not everyone can experience the Chef’s Table – a four-hour dinner, with nine courses, at the Ibis Country Club in West Palm Beach. Dining in the kitchen with the chef overseeing every dish is reserved for club members and their guests only. (But club membership is open to all.)

Sea urchin flan with pepper puree

In case you can’t wangle an invite, you can read about the dinner I had with Chef Jerome Nicolas, which I covered for Florida Weekly in this week’s edition.

Dishes included pumpkin soup “hot and cold;” sea urchin flan with pequillo pepper puree, venison chop, and a squab, served in a potato cage. Pot de creme with a flight of Ports capped the meal. Service was amazing – if only I could clone it!

For information on the chef’s table or becoming a member of Ibis, go to their web page.

(All photos by Jan Norris.)

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  • 1 Lindsay Chiarella // Apr 29, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I was one of the lucky ones being able to enjoy the Chefs Table at Ibis. After a quick tour of the state of the art kitchen, we dined in the hight of luxury and elegance in a corner of the kitchen and it was truly one of the best dining experiences ever. While we were enjoying a gourmet meal and wines with excellent service, we were observing the chefs prepare meals for the Chop House event in another dining room. The presentation of our meals was a sight to behold and we were blown away by the creativity of the dishes and presentation. Everyone should try and experience this event at least one time.

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